06 Jul 2015

Taking a New Security Approach

Rapiscan Systems’ Andrew Goldsmith discusses how ports can make best use of security screening

For ports around the world, the need to have cargo scanning equipment has become a regulatory necessity in the fight against prohibitive goods being transported between countries, while also guaranteeing national security from terrorist threats.

However, ensuring that the cargo security scanning equipment is always well maintained and at the top of operational efficiency can be a constant challenge and is an area underestimated by the customer, resulting in the systems falling into disrepair and not being used sufficiently. There is also a need for compliance now and in the future and consideration of costs.

Not only does equipment need to be up and running, but staff need to be trained, meaning that keeping up with constantly evolving technological developments while improving service can turn into a management headache. This can be made easier with the expertise of a security supplier, trained and experienced operations staff, and having maintenance work carried out without needing to track down the parts and labour required.

Read the full article online at Port Strategy.

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